Prince William and Duchess Kate have appeared in a new radio ad to talk about an important topic! On Friday, a PSA was broadcast for Mental Health Awareness Week that sees William and Kate encourage conversation about mental health along with several other British celebrities.
William says it's "great to keep talking" about mental health
William and Kate are known to be outspoken advocates of mental health, so it's no surprise they lent their voices to the minute-long radio ad! As People mentions, it hit the airwaves in the United Kingdom at 10:59 AM on May 14, reaching about 20 million people across the nation.
The script for the ad was written by Hussain Manawer, a poet and mental health advocate. And while they only have a line each, the words the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge contribute are important ones. "It would be great to keep talking," William says. "Because our mental health binds every single one of us together," Kate then adds shortly afterwards.
William and Kate's mental health hotline supported by ad
William and Kate could be heard in the ad alongside several well-known British celebrities. Soccer star David Beckham, singer Anne Marie, chef Jamie Oliver, and actors Charles Dance and Joanna Lumley all made appearances. Known as the Mental Health Minute, the advertisement was done in support of Shout 85258, which was launched back in 2019 through the Royal Foundation.
Back in March, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had the opportunity to directly hear about the impact of the mental health hotline from a family of a young boy who had turned to it for support. The couple also recently appeared in a special video message that focused on reducing the stigma around mental health.